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DEPOLARIZATION OF METRIC RADIO SIGNALS AND THE SPATIAL SPECTRUM OF SCATTERED RADIATION BY MAGNETIZED TURBULENT PLASMA SLAB

By G. V. Jandieri, A. Ishimaru, V. Jandieri, and N. N. Zhukova

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Abstract:
The mutual correlation function of the phase fluctuations of scattered ordinary and extraordinary waves by the magnetized plasma slab with electron density fluctuations and the variance of the Faraday angle is calculated by the perturbation method. Analytical expression of broadening of the spatial spectrum of scattered radiation is obtained for arbitrary fluctuation spectrum. Numerical calculations are carried out for the anisotropic Gaussian fluctuation spectrum at different anisotropy factor and the angle of inclination of prolate irregularities with respect to the external magnetic field. Isolines of the normalized root mean square deviation of the Faraday angle nonlinearly depends on the angle of inclination of prolate irregularities and increases in proportion to the anisotropy factor; two receiving antennas are located in orthogonal planes. It is shown that the broadening of the spatial spectrum of scattered electromagnetic waves by turbulent magnetized plasma slab in the principle plane (location of an external magnetic field) is less than in the perpendicular one.

Citation:
G. V. Jandieri, A. Ishimaru, V. Jandieri, and N. N. Zhukova, "Depolarization of Metric Radio Signals and the Spatial Spectrum of Scattered Radiation by Magnetized Turbulent Plasma Slab," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 112, 63-75, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER10120702
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=10120702

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